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St. Olaf Band Australian debut – Canberra

26 January @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT

Tickets: FREE, with Eventbrite reservation (Gold Coin Concert to support Indigenous Reading Project)

Classical Movements will present Composer/conductor Dr. timothy Mahr leads Award-winning Minnesotans performing American and Australian repertoire, collaborating with Royal Australian Navy Band Melbourne & Canberra Wind Symphony.

Hailed as “one of America’s preeminent bands” by The New Yorker.

The St. Olaf Band’s expertly curated program of American and Australian music, dubbed FLOURISH, celebrates Leonard Bernstein’s centennial, the film scores of John Williams, Melbourne’s own Percy Grainger, New South Wales native Jodie Blackshaw, as well as classic works from the wind band repertoire.

On this historic tour, the 126-year-old ensemble will be joined on stage by three local collaborators Canberra Wind Symphony

According to band manager Terra Widdifield: “Founded back in 1891, the St. Olaf Band is noted for its superb musicianship, performing the classics and very best transcriptions for symphonic band in an exciting, crowd-pleasing style. In New Zealand and Australia, we’re really looking forward to featuring our student soloists, and a good march, along with Dr. Mahr’s award-winning composition, The Soaring Hawk.

 

Venue

Llewellyn Hall, ANU, Canberra
William Herbert Place
Canberra, ACT 2601 Australia
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